November 21, 2013

30 Miles in 30 Days - November Edition

*This post today is for Amanda, because I promised her I would link up (finally!! it's been so long) my progress for the 30 miles in 30 days challenge.  

This month I really got my act back together with my health and fitness.  I had a harsh wake up call in October when I took my personal health assessment at work and literally failed it.  No fruits and vegetables, drinking sugary drinks (16oz coffee per day and random sodas), eating chips, processed lunches, you name it, I was doing it. Oh, and many, MANY Target brand appetizers and Applebee's trips. I don't know what happened that I got that way.  I noticed my pants were rather snug and after my test results I decided that was it. I have to go back to the gym and just do it.  So besides my pants ready to burst off my rear end, my father in law is interested in getting back in shape as well and wants to start running 5ks and 10ks.  I said I would do it with him (and Mike) so that has been motivation as well.

So in addition to what you see below, I've also incorporated breakfast, a light lunch and portioned dinners to my "diet" (except its not really a diet).  It's so cliche to say but I honestly feel more well-rested and normal.  I was so lethargic and didn't want to do anything but watch TV and gorge on shit when I was in my busting button on my pants phase. I'm in a happy place right now, let's hope it stays like this.

November TOTAL: 46.20 miles :)

I pinned the other day the Planksgiving challenge.  Too bad I didn't see this in the beginning of November. I'm on day 4, plank for 35 seconds.  I should take a picture now of my stomach to see if it shows any progress by the end of the challenge.  This will bring me to December 17th which is right in time for me to start relaxing prior to Christmas :)

I feel like I'm really great at pinning all this "at home" / "no equipment" exercises but I rarely follow through with them.  I don't know what it is.  What is so hard about taking 10 minutes (if that, really) to do these things?  But I do plan on keeping up on this one, I struggled yesterday at the gym doing this. Well, I got past 30 seconds but the over achiever in me wanted to do it longer. I lasted 45 seconds, so today should be easy hopefully.

How are you doing with your fitness goals? Do you ever follow through with what you pin on pinterest?

And a little funny for you today:



  1. I'm so proud of you! You did awesome getting 46.2 miles your first month back! (Thank you for the shout out too!) I'm really bad about pinning at home work outs and not doing them either, but that is something I definitely want to change! I'm bombing on my fitness goals for this month, but I'm hoping to get my rear back in gear for December!

  2. That's great!!! You are awesome!

  3. Get it girl! You are doing so awesome! I need to try the plank challenge too.

  4. Planksgiving looks exactly like what I need! I have really been slipping off lately and I know with Thanksgiving coming up.... oh lord. Might have to start that up!

  5. Go you! I'm inspired. I'm gonna try this plank thing.

  6. Ugh, I can't do planks to save my gosh darn life! Maybe I should try that challenge. I've been doing the Tone It Up girl's youtube videos and they actually work.

  7. How did I miss this new blog design??? Don't answer if it's been a loong time! :) It looks really great! And I love hearing about your updates, because I need all the motivation I can get right now!

  8. Haha love that someecard. And great job on your fitness goals. I'm kind of failing this month on my fitness goals but I'm planning to step it up a notch immediately...especially with the holidays (and food) coming up!

    Big Apple, Little Bites

  9. ah honey, it happens to the best of us. I am going through it now, but what matters is that you have picked yourself back up and are back at kicking ass. You got this!!!

  10. fitness takes effort; sometimes we go through lows in our planning and execution; it's normal. the important part is that you pick yourself up and get back on it. the beauty of fitness is that it's always there and our bodies can always change.

    Vodka and Soda